Thursday, April 8, 2010

Outside: forsythia in bloom

So it's raining and gloomy outside right now. I suppose those are the "April Showers." Eventually those should yield some "May flowers." But in the mean time the bushes in the yard are moving ahead with spring. This year the forsythia had a nice showing of flowers.

Anyway, before the rain started I snapped some shots:











Hopefully your plants & flowers are enjoying the unusually warm weather.

15 comments:

slommler said...

Beautiful photos! No flowers here yet...but soon!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Nela said...

Sarah, thank you for visiting. Your illustrations are marvelous :D

Velvet Over Steel said...

Awesome and Illustrations and photos!! Love your site! Following and will be back soon to take in more beauty!! :-)
HUGS,
Coreen

parallel-botany said...

Lovely photos! I've taken a few (not very good) pictures of this stuff recently, but I didn't know what it was called. Now I know - thanks!

The Bug said...

It's rainy here too - instead of focusing on the flowers in my company's landscaping I just wrote a grumpy post. So I think you win LOL!

Kate and Oli said...

love yellow flowers! i'm jealous :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely photos. Spring is definitely on it's way!

Hilary said...

Wonderful angles and views of the blossoms. We're getting the same weather as you, here in southern Ontario and I'm just loving it. Good bye winter!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sarah, Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you come back often. I am enjoying yours... Love the purple background.

I took a Forsythia picture yesterday that looks almost identical to some of the ones you have shown. I love Spring---and seeing all of the flowering bushes and trees is SO special...

I like Red-winged Blackbirds also .. I've seen a few here --but they don't come to my feeders...

Thanks again.
Hugs,
Betsy

Glenda said...

Thanks, Sarah, for visiting my blog and for your kind comments on my azalea/birdhouse photo!

Your forsythia pics are so so pretty and spring-y! The yellow color is so vibrant and cheerful. And I love your marsh photos; we have red-winged blackbirds that visit our feeders, but the marsh setting is a perfect place to capture their beauty.

Barb said...

I hope you were able to get a nice bunch of them to brighten your house! Great snaps.

ColeAndJosephine said...

Isn't that the perfect yellow?

Lori said...

VERY nice! and thanks for reminding me... it's supposed to be beautiful here today, so I'm getting outside with the camera! EEEEE!!! :)

cabin + cub said...

gorgeous photos! i love these... and thanks for putting a name to them, since i only known them as "those yellow flowers" ;)

Kelly said...

I love forsythia! It's such a happy flower...and it arrives in our town just when you can't take another day of winter. The yellow bursts out and the winter greys are gone!! Beautiful photos...